GamecockFanatics players of the game vs. South Carolina St.
Sept. 30, 2022


1750852606_11-6614clear.gif..gifMarShawn Lloyd:
Speaking of Lloyd, he continues to serve as one of the focal points of USC’s offense. He leads the team with eight touchdowns six rushing, two receiving and after exploding for a career performance against Charlotte last week, Lloyd scored two touchdowns Thursday and was USC’s leading rusher on the ground. Lloyd finished with 80 rushing yards on 11 attempts. The running game scuffled through the opening weeks of the season, but Lloyd and the Gamecocks will try to carry their newfound rushing momentum into SEC play.

Spencer Rattler: Though the level of competition isn’t what he’ll face in the SEC, Rattler played a crisp game at quarterback for the Gamecocks. Both of Rattler’s 1750852606_11-6614clear.gif..gifinterceptions were good throws that were dropped by the receiver, and Rattler showcased his accuracy and playmaking ability on a handful of plays. At the start of the second quarter, Rattler launched a 54-yard pass to receiver Jalen Brooks, setting up a touchdown drive. In the third quarter, while facing pressure from the S.C. State defensive line, Rattler stepped up in the pocket and threw a pinpoint 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Stogner his former teammate at Oklahoma. Rattler completed 21 of 27 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns before being spelled by backup Luke Doty late in the game.

RB MarShawn Lloyd
Spencer Rattler


455993623_19-4110clear.gifDefensive coordinator Clayton White’s squad rebounded from a sluggish start to last week’s win over Charlotte with another productive night. The Gamecocks limited the Bulldogs to just 160 yards of total offense through three quarters. They also notched a trio of interceptions for the second consecutive week giving South Carolina six picks in its last eight quarters of football. “It’s a huge confidence boost was knowing that our guys made plays when we’re in the right spot and we’re following the coaches’ gameplan,” linebacker Sherrod Greene, one of the beneficiaries of those three interceptions, said.

A team effort from the defense unit as a whole to share in on defensive players of the game